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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Teachers, District reach contractual agreement of 5 percent raise

Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
5/16/2014

The firm stand that teachers took two months ago during salary negotiations appears to have paid off. A dozen teachers spoke at the March 13 board meeting about the need for higher wages. Prior to that meeting, the district had presented its “first, last and best” offer, which the teachers association had resoundingly rejected.

At the May 8 Plumas Unified School District meeting last week, Superintendent Micheline Miglis announced good news: that a mutually satisfactory agreement had been reached.

Read more: Teachers, District reach contractual agreement of 5 percent raise

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The Day Reporting Center was looking for a home and found two in downtown Quincy.

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
5/16/2014

During their May 6 meeting, the Plumas Supervisors approved the center’s relocation to 28 Harbison, adjacent to Sweet Lorraine’s, and 56 Harbison, the former Body & Soul building across from the Quincy library. There is one structure separating the two buildings.

The center, which provides a variety of services to those on court-ordered probation, had been housed at the Resource Center on the west end of Main Street near Dame Shirley Plaza, but that lease expired April 30.

Read more: The Day Reporting Center was looking for a home and found two in downtown Quincy.

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PG&E projects Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake water levels to be below normal this summer

Feather Publishing
5/16/2014

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced that Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake water levels are projected to be below normal this summer due to drought conditions.

PG&E announced the lake level projections May 8 at the 2105 Lake Level Committee meeting in Chico, which is held most years to review and discuss PG&E’s planned water operations for Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake for the remainder of the year. The committee name refers to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2105, which is the license number for PG&E’s upper North Fork Feather River hydroelectric project.

Read more: PG&E projects Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake water levels to be below normal this summer

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Residents blast CDFW over fish-removal plan

Dan McDonald

Managing Editor
5/16/2014

Angry Plumas County residents gave two state biologists a piece of their mind last week.

More than 50 people attended the May 6 Board of Supervisors’ meeting to blast the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for its plan to kill all the trout in a county lake. The trout-removal is an attempt to protect the yellow-legged frog.

Read more: Residents blast CDFW over fish-removal plan

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'Feather River College announces new Information Communications and Technologies program

 

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5/14/14

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College launches exciting new technology courses

Feather River College is pleased to announce that the new Information Communications and Technologies program has been launched.

This program offers courses, degrees and certificates in some of the fastest growing technology fields, including web development, multimedia and office technology.

The program will provide real-world technology skills for Plumas County residents. The courses are designed to transfer to other community colleges or four-year colleges and universities.

Read more: 'Feather River College announces new Information Communications and Technologies program

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Clean Up day with volunteers

Feather Publishing
5/16/2014

Volunteers started the 2014 season at Plumas Eureka State Park with more than 150 hours of raking, hauling, washing, and scrubbing to ready the historical area at the museum in Johnsville on May 3.

These volunteers participated in the annual spring cleaning to get the park ready to officially open its campground May 23. Reservations can be made at reserveamerica.com.

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